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U.S accepts Colombia's decision to suspend use of weed killer
U.S accepts Colombia's decision to suspend use of weed killer

The U.S. ambassador to Colombia said Monday he accepted the country’s decision to suspend a longstanding program of aerial spraying of weed killer on coca crops but that other tools will be used to try to contain farming of coca, the base material of cocaine. The spraying of glyphosate by crop-dusters flown mainly by civilian U.S. pilots has been a linchpin of U.S. drug-control policy in Colombia for two decades. Critics question the program for potential health risks to farmers, and some drug-policy analysts say spraying merely pushes coca farming to other countries. ------------ FOR THE RECORD Weed killer: An article in the May 12 Section A about Colombia suspending the...

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